By John Seiler, California Political Review
You think it’s easy being a conservative or libertarian in America? Government commonly targets us for audits and other harassment.
My old friend and mentor Russell Kirk, the conservative philosopher who basically jump-started the conservative movement with his 1953 book, “The Conservative Mind,” was audited every year. Yet all he had was some minor business deductions and investments.
“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.
“Organizations were singled out because they included the words ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their applications for tax-exempt status, said Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that oversees tax-exempt groups.
“In some cases, groups were asked for their list of donors, which violates IRS policy in most cases, she said.”
The IRS-Stasi apolgized. Big deal. They’ll just keep up the abuse more on the Q.T.
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